Strong to severe storms expected to roll through South MS Saturd

With some of the severe weather occurring during the overnight hours, it extremely important that you are able to receive the alerts. Scattered convective development appears possible during the day Friday, in the presence of lower/mid tropospheric warm advection. "The forecast soundings still look to be too saturated for a big severe weather event, and poor lapse rates and unidirectional wind flow (shear) are limiting factors as well".

Thunderstorms with damaging winds, flooding downpours, hail and tornadoes will threaten lives and property in the southern United States starting Friday night.

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Patchy fog is expected in the area Friday before 8 a.m. and again after 3 a.m. Saturday. An evolving cluster of thunderstorms bring the risk for potentially damaging wind gusts, and perhaps a tornado or two, across southeastern Alabama and portions of the western Florida Panhandle by late this evening.

The weather service in Birmingham said areas roughly south and west of a line from Reform to Tuscaloosa to Centreville to Selma will have the highest risk of seeing severe storms.

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That round of storms could be followed by a break in activity on Saturday afternoon.

Rain and thunderstorms are expected early Saturday morning. However, the weather service said if any storms manage to form during that time they could become severe.

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However, according to, the biggest threat for central Alabama on Thusday may be very heavy rainfall. This first round of severe storms is expected to develop after midnight tonight, and last through the pre-dawn, and morning hours Saturday.

INTO NEXT WEEK: Calmer weather to start the week, as Monday will be cooler and cloudy, with a few lingering light showers.

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